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The Waynesburg University Music Program will host Chamber Works II Thursday, April 19, at noon in the Marsh Center. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The Chamber ensembles perform twice a semester, but according to Dr. Ronda DePriest, professor of instrumental music and director of the Music Program, each time the groups perform is special.

“The Chamber Works noon concerts are unique in that each offering will present a wide variety of genres, both from our small ensembles and, occasionally, from one or two solo offerings from our applied studios.”

For more information about Chamber Works II, contact DePriest at 724-852-3420.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_4-4-Art-Exhibit.jpgThe Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department will host the Spring Student Art Exhibition beginning Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 27, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition will kick off with an opening night reception at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibition is held every semester to showcase the work of students currently taking art classes. This semester’s show will include the work of approximately 50 students. According to Andrew Heisey, chairperson for the Fine Arts Department, the show gives the students—most of whom are not art majors—the chance to see their work in a new light.

“This show is a great opportunity for them to see their work in a gallery in a professional setting,” said Heisey. “It changes your work when it is in the gallery. A drawing for class that has been in a sketchbook is matted, hung on the wall with gallery lights on it, is no longer paper with a drawing on it. Now it is a piece of artwork. It is a great experience for any young artist to see their work displayed in this way.”

Heisey said each art professor will select work from their classes to exhibit in the gallery. For more information about the Spring Student Art Exhibition, contact Heisey at 724-852-3274 or email aheisey@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_4-4-Spring-Concert.jpgThe Waynesburg University Music Program is presenting the Spring Concert Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel, featuring performances from the University Symphonic Band and the Lamplighter Concert Choir. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, said the Spring Concert is one of her favorite events because it gives students the opportunity to showcase skills they have worked on all year.

“I am always excited for our spring concerts because the students have accumulated a tremendous amount of playing and singing knowledge and experience throughout the year,” said DePriest. “We also salute our seniors, especially those who have become family over their four-year collegiate time at Waynesburg.”

The performing groups will play a variety of pieces from a myriad of artists. One piece will even be performed with the James D. Randolph Kiltie Band. DePriest describes the performances as a celebration of the season.

“We hope both the campus community and the southwest Pennsylvania community will join us for this springtime celebration through song,” DePriest said. “It is a tremendous thing to be able to meet together through music any time throughout the year, and the opportunity to celebrate through music this spring is certainly no exception.”

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University and Coastal Carolina University have established a consortium agreement for fourth-year students enrolled in Waynesburg’s Marine Biology Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Coastal Carolina University will provide the required coursework for the fourth-year consortium students. Participating students will be co-advised by the director of marine science at Waynesburg University and the chair of the Marine Science Program at Coastal Carolina University.

Waynesburg will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology to students who successfully complete the three-year marine biology curriculum at Waynesburg and the fourth year curriculum at Coastal Carolina University. 

Among other qualifications, eligible students must have successfully completed the first three years of coursework at Waynesburg and must apply to Coastal Carolina University as a non-degree student and complete the necessary account information.

For assistance with your application or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 724-852-3222.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_12-11-Randolph.jpgDr. Robert Randolph, chairperson of the English and Foreign Languages Department, was recently selected for publication in an anthology about coffee, published by World Enough Press, with his piece, “Cup of Blues.”

Randolph said he responded to a call from World Enough Press for poems about coffee a few months ago, and was excited to see his submission had been accepted. In “Cup of Blues,” Randolph imagines seeing old blues guitarists playing in his coffee and reflects on the memories that image creates. Randolph said the poem took years to perfect, as he worked toward developing the idea.

“Poets do things like that, re-weave time and the world we are in toward new meanings,” said Randolph. “This one, like almost all of them, has roots that go back a long time: years. I try to write the poem, but in some ways, I have to wait for the poem to own itself, take up its own identity inside all my trying; and then I have it – or it has me.”

Randolph was also recently nominated to receive the Pushcart Prize, which honors creative writing from small presses. Each small press and journal editor can send up to six works published in a year to the Pushcart editors, who select pieces to be published in a special anthology. This is Randolph’s sixth time being nominated for the honor.

“I am grateful my writing has been noticed in that way,” he said. “Although I have been nominated that often, I have yet to have a poem included in the anthology for the next year—maybe this time.”

Randolph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College, Master of Arts degrees from both Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.

For more information about “Cup of Blues” or about the Pushcart Prize, contact Randolph at rrandolp@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3473.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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